A young senator’s wife allegedly threatened to slit her husband’s throat on an airplane, a Saskatchewan courtroom heard Wednesday.
More information about 23-year-old Maygan Sensenberger’s alleged threat to her husband, Manitoba Senator Rod Zimmer, 69, surfaced in domestic violence court.
Sensenberger was arrested in Saskatoon last Thursday after police were asked to deal with a disruptive passenger on a flight to Saskatoon.
Crown prosecutor Matthew Miazga told court Sensenberger threatened to kill her husband and despite a number of “positive discussions” with the defense; they’re not ready for a resolution.
Sensenberger’s defense attorney, Leslie Sullivan, said Zimmer did not instigate the threat charge and said Zimmer “didn’t in any way feel threatened.”
However, prosecutors say the charge was a result of reports from witnesses.
Sullivan also cited the couple’s high-profile life in Ottawa when trying to amend a no-contact order between the two.
“Quite frankly I don’t care, nor should the court care,” Miazga responded.
Both sides eventually agreed to let the couple speak to each other through email, telephone and online video messaging services like Skype.
However, direct and indirect contact is not allowed.
“It’s been very difficult for them both, not being together,” said Sullivan, adding the pair are not only romantically close, but good friends.
Sensenberger has yet to enter a plea. She is due back in court on Sept. 18.